Category: FAITH UNDER FIRE


For December 7th, 2016-

From our country’s inception, the cost of Freedom has been paid in blood.  Don’t be overly preoccupied with the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.  [Related – Iwo Jima ]

The Awful Price of Freedom and Redemption

Published on Feb 21, 2013     Also – view video at bottom of these links!

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Bradlee Dean is the founder and executive director of the non-profit ministry, You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International http://youcanruninternational.com and The Sons of Liberty, which has reached over 500,000 youth in schools across the country.

He hosts the number #1 Genesis Communication Network radio show on a national syndication, The Sons of Liberty http://www.sonsoflibertyradio.com, hard-hitting radio program which attacks the hot issues of today, combats the lies in the media, and re-establishes the Christian foundation of our country. Listen to Bradlee Dean’s radio broadcast, The Sons of Liberty, Monday – Friday 2-3 pm or Saturdays from 2-4 pm CST

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As a syndicated columnist for over 40 outlets including WorldNetDaily, Western Journalism, and the Liberty Alliance group, he also has his own media resource http://sonsoflibertymedia.com and is author of the autobiographical graphic novel “My War.”

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Published on Mar 11, 2013

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American Thinker

For the life of me, I do not understand Christians who say they cannot vote for Trump. Under Obama, leftists/progressives have made huge gains in their efforts to make Christianity illegal in America.
Remember the old hymn, “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”? Who could imagine a day would come in America when following Jesus would land you in jail? Criminalizing Christianity is happening and gaining momentum.
Powerful Leftists have decreed that following Jesus in America today to be hate speech, resulting in Christians being punished, stereotyped, marginalized, intimidated, fired, and even jailed.

 

A black Christian, Kelvin Cochran, was appointed by Obama to head the National Fire Administration. Atlanta’s mayor asked Cochran to return to his hometown to rebuild their fire department. Cochran accepted the job. When a city council member read Cochran’s biblical view of marriage in his book, Cochran was fired without due process.

I chuckle, thinking of a phrase used by my late mom who was raised in the rough streets of Baltimore. If you made Mom angry, she would say, “You have torn your drawers with me.” Cochran was the Democrats’ golden boy. But when Cochran stood up for Christ which undermined the Democrats’ loyalty to the progressive agenda, Cochran tore his drawers with them.

An intern at Cal State was terminated and threatened with being expelled from the graduate program for discussing her faith privately in her off hours. Five Houston pastors caught opposing men using women’s restrooms were ordered by the Houston City government to turn over all sermons, text messages and emails regarding gender issues.

The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity, or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court.

Hillary in our country’s driver’s seat will unquestionably enthusiastically press the anti-Christian gas-peddle down to the floor, splattering and making roadkill of our Constitutional promise of religious freedom. The anti-Christian American Left and Hillary are one and the same.

Republicans allowed Obama to be the most lawless president in U.S. History due to his race.

Republicans will repeat their cowardly behavior with Hillary; fearful of media criticism for opposing the first woman president on any issue.

Another thing that has me scratching my head is Hillary and the Democrats’ respect and sympathetic support of Muslims with their Sharia Law while openly showing disdain for Christians. Under Sharia Law, husbands are allowed to beat disobedient wives, kill adulterous wives and kill homosexuals. So why does Hillary, who claims to be an advocate for women and homosexuals, protect Islam while using the iron-fist of government to criminalize Christianity? Democrat Loretta Lynch of the DOJ said she will prosecute anyone speaking badly of Islam.

In effect, Lynch is saying she would use prosecution as a weapon to protect Muslims from others employing their First Amendment rights.333

Meanwhile, Democrat-controlled state and federal governments have declared war on Christianity. Sharia Law is creeping into prominence in America due to surging Muslim migration. This time around, Alabama voters defeated Muslims’ push to implement Sharia law. After four or eight years of Hillary in the Oval Office, Sharia could be the law of the land. Don’t laugh. Who could imagine daring to state the thousands of years honored belief that marriage is between one man and one woman would cost an American everything; close down their church and their business?

In defense of refusing to vote for Trump, I have heard Christians say, “Voting for the lesser evil is still evil.” While that sounds pious and profound, it is simply not true. As Christians, we know we live in a fallen sinful world. Therefore, nothing and no one is perfect. Sometimes voting for the lesser evil is the moral and upright thing to do. Not voting for Trump is a vote for Hillary; a vote for religious persecution.

The Bible says “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Therefore, one could argue that every vote you have ever made is in reality you choosing the lesser of two evils.

For the record, I do not understand how anyone can put Trump’s shortcomings in the same league as Hillary’s decades of documented evil corruption; lives lost, and calculated destruction of peoples’ lives, especially women, for personal political gain.

Christians are being ordered to surrender their children for anti-Christian indoctrination. I am talkin’ government confiscating your children for the sole purpose of teaching them to embrace and celebrate what God calls sin. This Orwellian anti-Christ persecution will surely double down, probably triple down, under Hillary. Who will stop her? No one. This is why a long list of prominent Christian leaders are begging Christians to vote in this fast approaching presidential election.

For the spiritual defense of our kids alone, how can a Christian justify sitting out the election, writing in their favorite candidate or writing in Daffy Duck? How can a Christian allow the furtherance of our government mandating a turning away from God?

Brother and sister Christians, God calls us to be salt. Salt makes a difference. Be salt. Jump aboard the Trump Train.

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American; Chairman: The Conservative Campaign Committee; http://www.lloydmarcus.com/

I had some difficulty composing this entry, realizing the need to be both concise, and easily understood. The focal point pertaining to Christianity will be made clear later in the post.

We, who were blessed to have been educated in schools largely free of the socialist agenda, know certain historical facts.

I was among many who were given an accurate truthful account of our founding fathers, the Constitution they forged, recognizing in their wording their mutual distrust of human nature, the need to create a small  -Emphasize SMALL- limited government, subservient to  the people, not a huge organization controlling our lives, speech, aspirations, and freedoms, granted by the Creator, not mere men.

Complacency and sloth overtook those of us who -complicit by our silence- didn’t voice our objections to the ever encroaching liberal attitudes, which spawned bigger and bigger government.

The states did not take responsibility for their internal affairs; initiating legislation pertinent to issues such as Education, Property rights, Environment, Agriculture, and Public safety; instead, they allowed government to establish a long list of departments – satirically known as “ABC” departments- tasked with these areas.  Sadly, Americans bought into this “Pig in a Poke” , ignoring the adage of  ‘caveat emptor’ – Latin for ‘let the buyer beware’.

Recently, I became much more concerned with the decline of sound doctrine in our nation, which is now worldwide.

Postings by various sources graphically demonstrate the explosion of Apostasy.  In November, hopefully the (omitted) digital voting system with the danger of hacking ever present, will result in a responsible Trump administration.

However, a Trump presidency, while fully capable of halting our economic and security concerns, does not change the character of what is supposed to be a God fearing nation; while Trump supports churches, he is not a professed Christian.

America had courted Infanticide, Perversion, Counterfeit Marriage, and has allowed a generation of socialist, godless teachers to control our public schools.  Their intent to pervert these young minds extends right down to PRESCHOOL.

This, in my opinion, is the single greatest threat in our fight to restore America.

An anemic, weak willed Christendom has emerged. It is the one element which truly scares me.

The scripture references you will see are directly from the Douay-Rheims.

This illustrates how Catholicism has God’s word, yet preaches a doctrine in direct opposition to what He intended for our instruction.  “X”

They are courtesy of Bible Gateway

A local Christian radio station, consisting mainly of music, does have a call in program, which I had been heretofore unaware of.  I was listening to a caller who was all excited about having tickets for her family to go see Joyce Meyer.  (does this ring any bells?)        She is a prosperity preacher, with another gospel diametrically opposed to what the Bible teaches.

The call in program host’s silence was a shock to my system. No loving admonishment was forthcoming.  None whatsoever.

If the hosts are ignorant of all the warnings and admonishments found in scripture, they are complicit, and part of the problem. The disciples warnings, and Christ’s testimony underscore the dangers of seducing spirits; this as much from within as from without the body of believers.  We are to “Try the spirits”!

1 John 4:1

Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition  Dearly beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits if they be of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

King James Version  Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

 

ANY recall of New Testament warnings to the churches the disciples established, ought to have been enough for this station to have raised a red flag to the caller.

1 Timothy 4  KJV
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. …

1 Timothy 4  Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
Now the Spirit manifestly saith, that in the last times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to spirits of error, and doctrines of devils, Speaking lies in hypocrisy, and having their conscience seared, Forbidding to marry, to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving by the faithful, and by them that have known the truth.

Seducers – All passages from the Douay-Rheims:
Wisdom 10:12
She kept him safe from his enemies, and she defended him from seducers, and gave him a strong conflict, that he might overcome, and know that wisdom is mightier than all.

Please note – The above is one of several books omitted from “Reformation” bibles; it was almost fifty years before I was able to obtain a Catholic bible to study and compare to my King James.

2 Timothy 3:13
But evil men and seducers shall grow worse and worse: erring, and driving into error.
Titus 1:10
For there are also many disobedient, vain talkers, and seducers: especially they who are of the circumcision:
2 John 1:7
For many seducers are gone out into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh: this is a seducer and an antichrist.
Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

The way of the cross plainly instructs us to expect trials, and tribulations; we are hated for His name’s sake:

Matthew 10:22
And you shall be hated by all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall persevere unto the end, he shall be saved.
Matthew 24:9
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall put you to death: and you shall be hated by all nations for my name’s sake.
Mark 13:13
And you shall be hated by all men for my name’s sake. But he that shall endure unto the end, he shall be saved.
Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

That the way to destruction is paved wide, and the path to life is narrow:

Matthew 7:13   Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition:  Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat. 

Matthew 7:14  Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition:  How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it!  King James Version  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Luke 13:24  Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition:  Strive to enter by the narrow gate; for many, I say to you, shall seek to enter, and shall not be able.

 

One of the best passages is II Timothy, IT IS A DIRECTIVE, NOT A SUGGESTION:

2 Timothy 2:15 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

15 Carefully study to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

Moreover, we are to be alert, and watchful, to avoid other Gospels:

2 Corinthians 11:4
For if he that cometh preacheth another Christ, whom we have not preached; or if you receive another Spirit, whom you have not received; or another gospel which you have not received; you might well bear with him.

Galatians 1:6
I wonder that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another gospel.

Galatians 1:7
Which is not another, only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

Prosperity preachers are indeed preaching another Gospel.  This temporal life is BOOT CAMP, fraught with Water Moccasins, Leeches, Mosquitoes, and other plagues. It is NOT an amusement park, or a rose garden. Our prosperity is to be realized when He establishes His kingdom on Earth, when we are one family forever after in His presence.

There are many deceivers, too many Joyce Meyer’s, Joel Olsteen’s, and Benny Hinn’s, and far too few John Hagee’s, Alistair Begg’s, and Ravi Zacharias’s.

Don’t get me started on the charlatan Benny Hinn; I will decisively put the hammer down where he is concerned.  Him and his false theatrics regarding the Holy Spirit.quote-silence-in-the-face-of-evil-is-itself-evil-god-will-not-hold-us-guiltless-not-to-speak-is-to-dietrich-bonhoeffer-212183

I close with these verses from Ephesians:

Ephesians 6:10-17  Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

10 Finally, brethren, be strengthened in the Lord, and in the might of his power.

11 Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil.

12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.

13 Therefore take unto you the armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of justice,

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace:

16 In all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one.

17 And take unto you the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit (which is the word of God).

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Revelation 3:20 King James Version (KJV)

20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

 

From  Christus Rex YouTube channel    Published on Mar 25, 2016

Amazing testimony and words of Jim Caviezel, the actor who played Jesus in The Passion of the Christ film, which is the highest grossing R-rated film in history (and rightly so) just like the Holy Bible is the world’s best-selling book (and rightly so).  Jim Caviezel is being interviewed by Dave Cooper.

This interview is highly inspiring.  He talks about how God’s Providence allowed him to suffer several very painful injuries and illnesses when filming which allowed him to participate in and portray Christ’s Passion in a deep and real way.  He tells about the shocking fact that he was struck by lightning at one point in the production.  He gives advice to all Catholics about the seriousness of living the Faith, not trying to “fit in” with our neo-pagan society, and the necessity, joy, and honor of suffering for Jesus Crucified for the salvation of souls. His testimony is amazing and real.

Based on the following event posting, it appears that he did this interview on August 1, 2010: http://www.sdrock.com/events/7175/

If you want to see an amazing video containing all the flashback scenes of The Passion of the Christ with Jim Cavaziel as Jesus along with a great audio reading on top, check out: https://gloria.tv/video/hsioarBDhYzn3…

The first feedback I received on it was someone who wrote: “Truly profound and breathtaking!”

Please Note:  At one point in his talk, Jim said, “You are all going to Heaven.”  A critic might object, “What if there was someone in the audience who hates Christ and will never repent.  So is Jim saying that he is going to Heaven too?”  Of course such an unrepentant person who hates God chooses Hell with their free will (as Jim said in his talk, “God doesn’t send anyone to Hell, they choose that place”) and Jim’s statement cannot apply to them.

So how are we to understand Jim’s sentence?  First off, it is obvious from the context that Jim was addressing those among the audience who are of good will who desire to repent, live a virtuous life, and to take the necessary actions to reach Heaven.  Furthermore, Jim expanded or qualified this statement later in his talk where he said that “God is asking for more conversion” and he reminded the audience that Heaven or Hell is a choice (on a related topic, he said that those in the production of the movie who were “fence-sitters” with regards to God who claimed they hadn’t made a choice were in reality making a choice by the mere fact that they were fence-sitting).

A person chooses Heaven or Hell with their free will and manifests their choice by the way they lead their life and by their actions, words, thoughts, and prayers.  One must want Heaven to reach there and to reach it requires effort just like anything worthwhile in the natural world.  Our Lord told us in the Gospels that arriving at Heaven requires the person to receive sanctifying grace through baptism (which of course is ordinarily sacramental baptism by water, but in rare cases can include baptism of blood or authentic baptism of desire), repenting of their sins, and living a virtuous life where they preserve this grace.

Hence, Jim’s statement must be understood with these qualifiers for his statement to be correct.

This from TheReportTV1

Published on Oct 14, 2013

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During the battle at the Golan Heights, an Israeli tank commander had been reduced to three tanks.  At 20:00 in this video, we witness an account of His divine protection and promise, that having been established in their land, they would never be driven out.

Excerpt from the debriefing of a Syrian division commander captured by the secret service:

Q – “What is the reason you came to a stop on the mountain line in the Golan Heights?”

A –  “I would like to see you cross the Syrian mountain line, if you saw an entire row of white angels standing on the mountain line, and a white hand from heaven motioning to you – STOP!” “I stopped”.

Today we will be discussing the 40th Anniversary of the Yom Kippur War of 1973. In that war Israel was attacked on the holiest day of the Jewish year is a surprise attack by the Egyptians and Syrians and against all odds Israel survived and this is her story.

Guests: –
• Zalmi Unsdorfer – Likud Herut UK
• Robin Benson — CFI UK

My stance on corporate religion and man made edicts imposed on members are known to those who follow this page.  A great post from The Vortex, at Church Militant needs to be seen by all.  We are the church; the professed believers in Christ. This is the only point I must make as a preface to the speaker, Michael Voris video.  Finding Catholics who study their Bible is encouraging;  they are able to separate truth from man made doctrine (II Tim 2:15).  The subject is I Will Not Keep Silent. Had to obtain the video from YouTube, the source site “privacy” parameters wouldn’t allow the video to be posted from their page.

Transcript of the video as seen on source page:

Here’s something we can all do for Lent.

Catholics are very familiar with sins against charity by saying things we should not say: gossip, calumny, detraction and the like — serious sins. But not holding your tongue when you should say something is just as evil. To not say what needs to be said when it should be said is a sin against justice and is a cooperation with evil. You can sin in two methods involving your speech.

The prophet Isaiah, for example, cries out: “For Zion’s sake I will not be silent; for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet, until her vindication shines forth like the dawn and her victory like a burning torch” (Isaiah 62:1).

It is almost a certainty when you come across a reference to Jerusalem or Zion in the Old testament that what is being spoken of in its fullest sense is the Catholic Church. And it is for this that we must speak up, cry out, abandon silence; we are at pains to bring about Her vindication until all nations behold Her victory like a burning torch.

This is powerful language. It describes the arduous lengths a lover will go to achieve victory and honor for his beloved — his beloved who has been made a mockery of, belittled before every living creature. This much is made clear when Isaiah continues that “Nations will behold your vindication and all kings your glory. No more will men call you forsaken and your land desolate” (Isaiah 62:2).

If this isn’t a prophecy of the current agony of Holy Mother Church, nothing is. True, it had more immediate reality regarding Israel, but what is Israel other than a type of the Church?

We Catholics have got to understand the great love required from us, demanded from us, in this current hour of the Church’s agony. We cannot keep silent. We must shout from the rooftops. Even St. Paul tells us “Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel!” (1 Cor. 9:16). When you see the word “woe” make its way into a Scripture passage, you need to sit up and fixate on it. It is a word used in reference to damnation, to going to Hell.

Our Blessed Lord used it in reference to Judas: “But woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed; it would be better for him had he never been born” (Matt. 26:24). (Are you “reasonable hope” people listening?)

Our Blessed Lord used it seven times in reference to the Pharisees during His indictment of them. Saint Paul used it in reference to himself, as we said: if he did not preach the Gospel.

So whom is the word “woe” reserved for? Traitors, hypocrites, cowards — in short, all those who do not profess Christ to the world. And this is not a crowd you want to get lumped in with. It takes prophecy to proclaim truth to a world that does not want to hear it.

And this is exactly the point. It is what God commands. Our earthly fate is not a consideration. What is a consideration is the peril of souls.

Why did Our Lord foretell the damnation of Judas and the Jewish leaders? Why did St. Paul lay out the possibility of his own damnation? Because they cared more for themselves than the salvation of others. They cared, for money, prestige, reputation more than they cared for the things of God. And their concern for their own comforts prevented them from opening their mouths for the truth.

We need to understand the great peril we are all in by keeping quiet about the Faith, the truth and glory and majesty of the One True Faith. We do not get to keep quiet in the face of family and friends. We do not get to stay silent because of fear of losing respect or friendship. We must proclaim Her glory, Her truth, until everyone we know has heard in no uncertain terms the glory of God in His Holy Catholic Church.

This includes speaking to clerics who have lost their zeal, their first love, their passion for God and His Holy Bride, perhaps even their supernatural faith. You must speak out — to anyone who will hear you.

As a result of your baptism, you share in Our Lord’s prophetic mission. What matters is truth, nothing else.

Truth is a Person. Jesus Christ is Truth. The resurrected Jesus Christ breathed life into His Bride so that She would continue His mission among men until the end of time.

We are either on board with this mission or we are damned. And that shouldn’t be shocking; after all, what is it to be damned? It is to love self more than God.

If we love God, we will prove it. Love is, after all, an act of the will, not an emotion. And we will prove it by declaring the rightness and truth of the Holy Catholic Church. We will not accommodate Her truth for the sake of politeness or ecumenism or any other thing on earth.

Our cry needs to be that of Isaiah: No, I will not keep silent. For Her sake I will not keep silent; for the Church’s sake I will not be quiet — until Her vindication shines forth like the dawn and Her victory shines like a burning torch.

This Lent, pray to become a prophet.

The Faithkeepers

The next battleground may well be right here in the U.S. “X”

Source: The Faithkeepers

Courtesy of Admin. Bill Bissell at One Nation Rising –

“Zo thinks that churches can no longer avoid politics in this amoral culture, especially given that liberals have put a bounty on religion. Christians especially are under widespread global attack. Hear what Zo thinks the devout need to do to fight back.”

American Patriots, is Zo right?

It was taking WP “Copy a Post” feature longer to find this, than it was to simply find it myself in a new tab, copy/paste into a second PWE tab, and republish it. This is old, but apropos, and in support of WP “Armor of God” blog.  X

The religious liberty death spiral continues with Senate passage of ENDA, the  Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

One of the most dangerous and discriminatory pieces of legislation in modern  times – the ironically tagged “Employment Non-Discrimination Act,” or ENDA –  passed the U.S. Senate on Thursday by a vote of 64-32. Ten Republicans  disgracefully joined liberal Democrats in this effort to ultimately outlaw the  Judeo-Christian sexual ethic.

According to its leftist proponents, ENDA would merely insulate people who choose to engage in homosexual conduct (sexual orientation) or those who suffer  from gender confusion (gender identity) against employment intolerance. In truth, however, this legislation effectively would codify the very thing it purports to combat: workplace discrimination.

Writing  in the Huffington Post, popular homosexual radio personality Michelangelo  Signorile confessed that, of any potential ENDA legislation that might reach President Obama’s desk for his pledged signature, “none should include any religious exemptions” whatsoever.

If Signorile and other “LGBT” activists get their way, this would mean that  churches, mosques, synagogues, religious schools, Bible bookstores, as well as  any and every other business in America with 15 or more employees, would be forced, under penalty of law, to abandon the biblical and traditional-values viewpoint on human sexuality, and hire (and otherwise not offend) those who openly flaunt expressly sinful and demonstrably self-destructive sexual  behaviors.

Though in its current form ENDA contains an extremely weak religious  exemption that might – and I mean might – partially protect some churches and religious organizations (until they’re sued by “gay” activists), this so-called exemption would leave most others – such as the aforementioned Bible bookstores and many Christian schools and para-church organizations – entirely  unprotected.  It would additionally crush individual business owners’ guaranteed First Amendment rights.

Although Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., attempted to amend the bill to strengthen religious protections, his amendment was shot down 55-43.  Unbelievably, he voted for ENDA anyway.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on the other hand, wasn’t even  considerate enough to feign concern for the First Amendment. He promised homosexual pressure groups that Democrats would remove all protections for Christians and other people of faith on the flipside – after ENDA passed.

The homosexual news site Washington Blade reports that homosexual activist Derek Washington of “GetEqual” confirmed Reid’s promise.  In a conference call with homosexual activists a week earlier,  Washington admitted that Reid vowed, as goes any religious exemption, “the main  thing to do was get the vote taken care of, and then deal with it later. As often times happens, you don’t get something perfect the first time around, you go back and fix it later, so that was basically his take on it.”

According to the Blade, “That account was corroborated by Faiz Shakir, a Reid spokesperson, who said the Democratic leader understands the concerns, but wants to get the bill passed first, then go back and address the exemptions.”

They’ve stopped pretending, folks. This is about criminalizing Christianity.

Still, there is a little good news. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has  said that, for now at least, he opposes the law and will block it because it is both unnecessary and will result in “frivolous lawsuits.”  He agrees with constitutional think tanks like the Heritage Foundation that have conclusively  demonstrated the threat ENDA poses to First Amendment freedoms.

“The speaker believes this legislation will increase frivolous litigation and cost American jobs, especially small business jobs,” said Boehner spokesman Michael Steel.

ENDA represents government-sanctioned viewpoint discrimination, plain and simple.  It is no different from forcing a deeply religious business owner to  hire and accommodate an “out and proud” adulterous “swinger.” It directly alienates the unalienable rights of people of faith. It pits the government directly against the free exercise of religion and is, therefore, unconstitutional on its face.

During his second term, President George W. Bush issued a Statement of Administration Policy on ENDA, highlighting its unconstitutionality: “[ENDA] is inconsistent with the right to the free exercise of religion as codified by Congress in the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).”

President Obama, however – who never met a Constitution he didn’t violate –  has vociferously endorsed the bill and promises to sign it into law should it  pass both houses of Congress. This is in perfect keeping with his demonstrated belief that the federal government’s constitutionally limited powers are more of a suggestion than a requirement.

Chai Feldblum is a lesbian activist and sexual nihilist lawyer who, in the  past, has publicly supported legalized polygamy and bisexual polyamory. She is Obama’s recess-appointed commissioner to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). As ENDA’s chief framer, Ms. Feldblum would be charged with its primary enforcement. This is the classic fox-guarding-the-hen-house  scenario.

In the past, Ms. Feldblum has repeatedly and candidly summed up the mindset  behind the bill. She has publicly stated that the battle between religious  freedom and unfettered sexual license (aka “gay rights”) is a “zero-sum game,”  meaning the two cannot possibly coexist in harmony.  It’s a “winner takes all”   approach.

When asked about the Christian business owner or religious organization that  morally objects to hiring people openly engaged in the homosexual lifestyle, Ms. Feldblum snapped: “Gays win, Christians lose.” And where Americans’  constitutionally guaranteed right to religious liberty comes into conflict with  the postmodern concept of homosexual “rights,” Ms.Feldblum has admitted having  “a hard time coming up with any case in which religious liberty should win.”

Of course, her analysis is entirely arbitrary and completely unsupported by  any reasonable constitutional interpretation or federal precedent. But to Ms. Feldblum, Comrade Obama and his kooky cadre of revolutionary advisers, little things like the U.S. Constitution and federal precedent are but obnoxious speed bumps on the fast track to a brave new world.

Speaker Boehner, you alone stand between these torch-wielding nutters and a  highly flammable U.S. Constitution.

Please stand your ground, sir. Under Obama, liberty has suffered quite  enough, thank you.

(Note: Republicans voting for ENDA were Sens. Susan Collins, Maine, Mark  Kirk, Ill., Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, Dean Heller, Nev., Kelly Ayotte, N.H., Rob  Portman, Ohio, Jeff Flake, Ariz., John McCain, Ariz., Orrin Hatch, Utah, and  Pat  Toomey, Pa.)

http://godfatherpolitics.com/13220/gays-work-outlaw-christian-morality-10-republicans-support/

I’ve not made any postings on Jester’s mace for some time.  This is a well deserving sermon; PWE has more visitors, so I’m posting at both blogs. You can’t ignore this message without being a tare.  Link courtesy of Joe (JoeDanMedia) aka Intellectual Froglegs. His comment:

Truth be told—and I can only speak from my own experience, but most sermons can’t be over soon enough—because most pastors aren’t very good at communicating.  They are like bad teachers… no, they ARE bad teachers. They’re the ones that cause a good man to start dozing off, thinking of lunch….and what’s the score?

For over 2 years now, I’ve been regularly sharing my search for a church, the frustrations and the lessons learned— and now I’m proud to say, the search is over.  I’d like to introduce you guys to my new pastor, Steve Berger of Grace Chapel.  Passion & Reason & Intellect…and God’s Word. Wow. Add all that together and you get some Power Sermons.

Dude kicks some serious biblical butt, and today’s sermon was a power sermon indeed…

Steve addresses the city of Houston’s blatant attack on our religious freedom….and examines Lot’s stand for God’s Truth in spite of the prevailing culture and desires of the people of Sodom. We ALL need to take a stand at the Door just as Lot did:

To get straight to Steve, skip ahead to 21:42

http://intellectualfroglegs.com/standing-for-jesus-aint-for-sissies-pastor-steve-berger/

 

 

 

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